Huntercombe Golf Club
Nuffield, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 5SL
Founded in 1901 and designed by Willie Park Jnr, Huntercombe is one of the finest inland courses. Currently ranked 55th in England with Golf World, Huntercombe remains a traditional Member’s Club where guests are welcomed.
From the Cherry Tree Inn – 2.3 miles
National Trust Basildon Park
Lower Basildoon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR
Sitting elegantly in 162 hectares (400 acres) of historic parkland and gardens, this 18th-century house was purchased by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the 1950s, when it was de-requisitioned after the Second World War. With extraordinary vision, the Iliffes brought Basildon Park back to life, acquiring a collection of fine furnishings and carefully selected Old Masters.
The wooded parkland offers glorious seasonal colour, with spring bluebells, summer buttercups and autumn leaves, while the landscape has been carefully restored to offer wonderful views, peaceful trails and picnic places, with areas for children to run and play. Winter walks are a must.
From the Cherry Tree Inn – 9.7 miles
National Trust Greys Court
Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4PG
An intimate family home and peaceful estate set in the rolling hills of the Chilterns.
This picturesque 16th-century mansion and tranquil gardens were home to the Brunner family until recent years. The house exudes a welcoming atmosphere with a well-stocked kitchen and homely living rooms. The series of walled gardens is a colourful patchwork of interest set amid medieval ruins. If there are any plants that you would like our volunteer team to identify, please send a photo of the plant to PlantID.GreysCourt@nationaltrust.org.uk.
From the Cherry Tree Inn – 2.7 miles
National Trust Nuffield Place
Huntercombe, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 5RY
Nuffield Place reveals the surprisingly down-to-earth lives of William Morris, later Lord Nuffield and founder of the Morris Motor Company, and his wife, Elizabeth. Their home and personal possessions are just as they left them, the decor and furnishings intact. He also made the Nuffield Tractor, and we have one in our pub garden, converted to be suitable for children to play on.
From the comfortable sitting room with a small black and white TV, to Lord Nuffield’s humble bedroom with a secret built-in workshop, this intimate home exudes the tastes and interests of its illustrious owner.
From the Cherry Tree Inn – 2.4 miles
Chiltern Valley Vineyard
Old Luxters, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6JW
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Old Luxters is home to ‘Chiltern Valley Wines’, its Vineyard, Winery, Old Luxters Brewery, Liqueur making facilities and cellar shop. Our first vines were planted in 1982 on the slopes of the Chiltern Hills, surrounded by beech woodland and overlooking the beautiful Hambleden Valley near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, UK. Old Luxters to this day is still owned and run by the Ealand family.
From the Cherry Tree Inn – 9.5 miles
Warburg Nature Reserve
Bix Bottom, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6BJ
OS Map Reference SU 721 878
High up in the Chiltern hills, Warburg Nature Reserve is a magnificent place for its wild, remote tranquillity. The flower-rich grasslands in the valley bottom give way to grand woodlands rising up the valley sides. Warburg is home to an incredible range of habitats sheltering thousands of species, and each season there is something interesting to experience. In spring, the woodland is awash with spectacular bluebells and wood anemones. In May and June the reserve has a dawn chorus second to none. The wide sunny rides and open glades of chalk grassland are full of summer flowers, including pyramidal orchid and swathes of aromatic wild marjoram and thyme. These are followed by autumn and Chiltern gentians and glorious colours throughout the tree canopy, while down below, an incredible 900 species of fungi grow. In winter, you can enjoy magical frost along the valley bottom.
From the Cherry Tree Inn – 6.7 miles
Loddon Brewery & Tap Yard
Dunsden Green Farm, Church Lane, Reading, RG4 9QD
The tapyard and brewery sit on a beautiful farm just a mile from Reading. They have a farm shop and popup food stalls and brewery tap of course.
From the Cherry Tree Inn – 5.3 miles
St Bitolph’s Church
Swyncombe, Henley-on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6EA
A landmark on the ancient Ridgeway path, St Botolph’s is a spiritual place and a haven of peace. It sits in a beautiful location and its quiet, unpretentious simplicity inspires attachment both from its regular congregation and the numerous passing visitors, many of them walkers, who continue a 1,000-year old tradition of pilgrimage and worship. The rural parish of Swyncombe comprises several hamlets. It lies two miles west of Cookley Green, between Nettlebed and Watlington. The church is surrounded by farmland. Meetings and social events take place at Russells Water Village Hall, three miles away. St Botolph’s is a Grade II* listed early Norman church, and has sustained people spiritually for 1,000.
From the Cherry Tree Inn – 4.9 miles
19 New Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2BP
Situated in the centre of Henley-on-Thames, the Kenton Theatre is the fourth-oldest working theatre in the UK and a registered charity. Seating 240, the theatre today offers a varied programme of comedy, drama, music, talks and more – as well as being available for hire.
The theatre is home to annual performances from Henley Amateur Operatic and Drama Society (HAODS), Henley Children’s Theatre, Henley Drama Festival, Henley Literary Festival, Henley Players, Henley Youth Festival, Mike Hurst, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), Woodley Light Operatic Society, amongst others. High-profile performers at the Kenton in recent years include Michael McIntyre, Georgie Fame, Hayley Mills, Chris Barber, Dara O’Briain, Diana Rigg, Russell Brand, PP Arnold and Marti Webb.
The theatre’s first production, the farce The School of Reform took place on November 7th 1805. Celebrated performers who have graced the Kenton stage over the last five decades include Celia Johnson, John Mortimer, Anthony Newley, Kate Winslet, Tom Baker, Joe Brown, Diana Dors, David Essex, Roy Hudd and Jeremy Irons.
From the Cherry Tree Inn – 4.9 miles
Bremont Watch Company Manufacturing and Technology Centre
Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4GE
‘The Wing’ is a 35,000 sq ft purpose-built state-of-the-art mechanical watch manufacturing centre enabling the full machining and manufacturing of Bremont’s watches. Sitting on the edge of the beautiful English Oxfordshire town Henley-on-Thames, it was designed by award winning architects Spratlet & Partners on a former piggery with strong eco-credentials including living roof, and recycled air heating system.
The site has transformed into an end-to-end mechanical watch manufacturing centre with CNC machining, finishing and assembly as well as an on-site boutique. Just as importantly, the site provides a destination for watch lovers to visit from all over the world.
From the Cherry Tree Inn – 5.6 miles
The Henley Distillery
Hampstead Farm, Binfield Health, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4LG
The Henley Distillery is made up of a small team whose energy and passion are infectious. Each member brings their own strengths and we have built on the foundation of a family unit to form a supportive, solid structure of people who love what they do. Team meetings usually involve several bouts of belly-laughing and end with pizza and gin.
From the Cherry Tree Inn – 8.9 miles